AFC Wimbledon produced a stunning comeback from two goals down at the break to beat Scunthorpe.

The Iron took the lead through Sam Winnall before Charlie Sheringham wasted a chance to level when his penalty was saved by Sam Slocombe.

Chris Iwelumo doubled Scunthorpe's lead with a powerful header.

But Michael Smith pulled one back and Harry Pell levelled from 18 yards before Chris Arthur beat the offside trap to grab a dramatic winner.

It was a first league defeat of the season for Scunthorpe, who had a Winnall effort ruled out for offside prior to Arthur's goal, but they have not won in any competition since the opening day.

Neal Ardley's Dons move up to eighth thanks to a second home win of the campaign.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Post-match: Wimbledon boss Ardley

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"You always enjoy the win, however they come. I thought we started very well, we conceded a goal or two in the first half and just lost our way, became fragmented. Team spirit was tested to the limit there and we went a little bit wayward. At half-time it wasn't a job to shout, it was a job to try to bring everyone together again.

"I thought for two-thirds of the game we were the better team. I thought that we started really well, we had that spell where they scored, that knocked the stuffing out of us, we took a while to recover, then we got caught doing silly things, losing our shape, then we went 2-0 down and by then, I started to notice it looked like the lads were turning on each other a bit.

"Second half we came out, we did really well, got the goal and decided on a tactical substitution and we thought that rather than settle for 2-2 at home, let's go for 3-2, and that one's paid off - it doesn't always happen, but it's great when it does."

Brian Laws

Post match: Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We didn't defend well as a team today - we were too stretched.

"We had a 2-0 lead and were in control but what happened after their first goal was that we were dismantled as a team defensively.

"Teams will have their moments but they had a 20-minute spell and got three goals. It's very disappointing - you never want to throw away a two-goal lead."

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Scunthorpe FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Smith 62
  • Pell 75
  • Arthur 87
  • Winnall 16
  • Iwelumo 31

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Warner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Kennedy (Arthur 62)
  • 05 Frampton yellow card
  • 24 Weston
  • 08 S Moore yellow card
  • 11 L Moore
  • 12 Pell yellow card
  • 18 Sheringham (Midson 63)
  • 21 Porter (Sainte-Luce 85)
  • 09 Smith

Substitutes

  • 22 Brown,
  • 07 Francomb,
  • 15 Fenlon,
  • 04 Sweeney,
  • 16 Sainte-Luce,
  • 19 Arthur,
  • 10 Midson

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan yellow card
  • 18 Nolan
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 11 Welsh (Spencer 68)
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 19 Collins (McAllister 43 yellow card)
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 29 Winnall (Esajas 90+3)

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn,
  • 02 Ribeiro,
  • 20 Howe,
  • 04 McAllister,
  • 10 Esajas,
  • 08 Burton,
  • 28 Spencer
Ref: ClarkAtt: 3,865
AFC WIMBLEDON
SCUNTHORPE

Possession

  • AFC Wimbledon 49%
  • Scunthorpe 51%

Attempts on target

  • AFC Wimbledon 8
  • Scunthorpe 9

Attempts off target

  • AFC Wimbledon 10
  • Scunthorpe 9

Corners

  • AFC Wimbledon 9
  • Scunthorpe 5

Fouls

  • AFC Wimbledon 10
  • Scunthorpe 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:41 The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+5:12 David Mirfin takes a shot. Ross Worner safely holds on.
  • 90:00+5:03 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:52 The referee blows for offside against Michael Smith.
  • 90:00+4:14 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Jack Midson.
  • 90:00+2:51 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Moore.
  • 90:00+2:27 Substitution Etienne Esajas is brought on as a substitute for Sam Winnall.
  • 90:00+1:51 Michael Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Mirfin gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:46 Corner taken by Luke Moore.
  • 88:20 Free kick taken by Luke Moore.
  • 87:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Nolan on Michael Smith.
  • 86:10 The assist for the goal came from Kevin Sainte-Luce.
  • 86:10 GOAL - Chris ArthurAFC Wimbledon 3 - 2 Scunthorpe Chris Arthur scores with their left foot. AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 85:32 Harry Pell takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
  • 85:11 Booking
  • 85:11 Sean McAllister is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
  • 84:15 Substitution George Porter goes off and Kevin Sainte-Luce comes on.
  • 83:48 Terry Hawkridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 83:30 Andy Dawson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 82:48 Booking
  • 82:48 Booking for Andy Frampton for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:37 Andy Frampton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Spencer.
  • 82:09 Free kick taken by Ross Worner.
  • 82:02 Jimmy Spencer is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 81:51 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:47 The referee blows for offside.
  • 81:26 Michael Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Slocombe parries the effort to safety.
  • 81:18 Corner taken by Luke Moore from the right by-line.
  • 80:40 Eddie Nolan has an effort at goal. Harry Pell has an effort at goal. Blocked by Sammy Moore.
  • 80:20 Sam Winnall takes a shot.
  • 79:39 George Porter takes a shot. Sam Slocombe catches the ball.
  • 78:56 Ross Worner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:39 The official flags Sam Winnall offside.
  • 78:28 Ross Worner manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:20 Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Dawson.
  • 77:44 Sammy Moore is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:07 Matt Sparrow takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Frampton.
  • 74:07 GOAL - Harry PellAFC Wimbledon 2 - 2 Scunthorpe Harry Pell slots the ball right footed into the goal. AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 73:17 Shot by Matt Sparrow. Ross Worner catches the ball.
  • 71:53 Sammy Moore takes the free kick.
  • 71:46 Booking
  • 71:46 Booking for Niall Canavan.
  • 71:31 Unfair challenge on Michael Smith by Niall Canavan results in a free kick.
  • 71:13 Header by Eddie Nolan goes to the left of the goal.
  • 70:54 Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
  • Correction - 70:25 Sammy Moore is cautioned.
  • Correction - 70:25 Booking
  • 69:43 Sammy Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Sparrow.
  • 69:07 Free kick taken by Rhys Weston.
  • 68:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Porter by Andy Dawson.
  • 68:09 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:50 Substitution Jimmy Spencer is brought on as a substitute for Andy Welsh.
  • 67:24 The referee blows for offside against Michael Smith.
  • 67:10 Harry Pell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 66:22 Foul by Matt Sparrow on Sammy Moore, free kick awarded.
  • 65:24 Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Arthur.
  • 64:30 Header by Luke Moore misses left.
  • 64:21 A cross is delivered by Jack Midson.
  • 63:24 Clearance made by Niall Canavan.
  • 63:19 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Moore.
  • 62:08 Substitution Charlie Sheringham leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Midson.
  • 61:55 Substitution (AFC Wimbledon) makes a substitution, with Chris Arthur coming on for Callum Kennedy.
  • 61:12 GOAL - Michael SmithAFC Wimbledon 1 - 2 Scunthorpe Michael Smith scores with a right foot finish. AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 60:42 Corner taken by Luke Moore.
  • 59:36 Sean McAllister takes a shot. A parry by Ross Worner prevents the goal.
  • 59:16 Terry Hawkridge crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 58:54 Sammy Moore challenges Sean McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 57:25 Shot by Sam Winnall. Ross Worner safely holds on.
  • 56:02 Header at goal by Sam Winnall misses to the right.
  • 55:52 A cross is delivered by Eddie Nolan.
  • 55:01 Michael Smith takes a shot. Sam Slocombe catches the ball.
  • 54:38 Sam Winnall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ross Worner catches the ball.
  • 54:05 Headed chance falls to Niall Canavan. Ross Worner safely holds on.
  • 53:56 Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line.
  • 53:10 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:44 Michael Smith is ruled offside.
  • 47:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum Kennedy.
  • 47:26 Shot by Michael Smith.
  • 45:41 Luke Moore takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
  • 45:01 The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:02 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:37 Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Dawson.
  • 45:00+0:59 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:32 Clearance made by Eddie Nolan.
  • 45:00+0:25 Free kick crossed by Callum Kennedy.
  • 45:00+0:06 Unfair challenge on George Porter by Andy Dawson results in a free kick.
  • 44:35 Sammy Moore restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:24 Unfair challenge on George Porter by Andy Dawson results in a free kick.
  • 42:54 Clearance by Rhys Weston.
  • 42:49 Corner taken by Terry Hawkridge.
  • 42:26 Free kick taken by Andy Frampton.
  • 42:13 Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Sean McAllister coming on for Michael Collins.
  • 41:36 Unfair challenge on Chris Iwelumo by Rhys Weston results in a free kick.
  • 41:25 Rhys Weston takes the free kick.
  • 41:12 Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Rhys Weston, free kick awarded.
  • 37:53 Shot by Eddie Nolan went wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 37:40 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
  • 37:18 Charlie Sheringham is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 36:35 Free kick taken by Ross Worner.
  • 36:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mirfin on Michael Smith.
  • 36:11 Matt Sparrow crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 35:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Porter on Matt Sparrow.
  • 35:07 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Moore.
  • 34:40 Michael Smith takes a shot.
  • 34:24 George Porter produces a cross.
  • 33:47 Barry Fuller takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Mirfin gets a block in.
  • 30:43 Assist by Deon Burton.
  • 30:43 GOAL - Chris IwelumoAFC Wimbledon 0 - 2 Scunthorpe Chris Iwelumo grabs a goal with a headed effort. AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 28:20 Andy Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Porter.
  • 26:39 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 26:15 The referee gives a free kick against Charlie Sheringham for handball.
  • 25:46 Harry Pell takes the free kick.
  • 25:18 Michael Collins challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 24:35 Free kick taken by David Mirfin.
  • 23:45 Harry Pell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:45 Booking
  • 23:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Sparrow by Harry Pell.
  • 23:18 Penalty taken by Charlie Sheringham saved by Sam Slocombe. AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Scunthorpe.
  • 22:07 Niall Canavan is penalised for handball and concedes a .
  • 21:56 The ball is crossed by Callum Kennedy.
  • 20:22 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
  • 19:59 Handball by Michael Smith.
  • 15:14 The assist for the goal came from Chris Iwelumo.
  • 15:14 GOAL - Sam WinnallAFC Wimbledon 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Sam Winnall slots the ball right footed into the goal. AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Scunthorpe.
  • 13:53 Michael Collins takes a shot. Ross Worner safely holds on.
  • 13:35 A cross is delivered by Luke Moore.
  • 12:07 Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:43 The offside flag is raised against George Porter.
  • 10:59 Andy Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 10:27 Unfair challenge on Chris Iwelumo by Sammy Moore results in a free kick.
  • 10:06 Barry Fuller produces a cross.
  • 8:06 Andy Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 7:44 Rhys Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Winnall.
  • 6:58 David Mirfin takes a shot. Andy Frampton gets a block in.
  • 6:45 Sammy Moore manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:38 Corner taken by Andy Welsh from the left by-line.
  • 6:18 Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
  • 6:08 Foul by Barry Fuller on Deon Burton, free kick awarded.
  • 4:47 Header by George Porter misses to the right of the target.
  • 4:37 The ball is crossed by Harry Pell.
  • 3:46 Free kick taken by Rhys Weston.
  • 3:31 Michael Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on George Porter.
  • 2:07 Header by Charlie Sheringham goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 1:50 Corner taken by Callum Kennedy from the left by-line.
  • 0:51 Rhys Weston restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:40 Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell.
  • 0:21 Charlie Sheringham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Slocombe catches the ball.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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